Genomic imprinting beyond DNA methylation: a role for maternal histones

Genome Biol. 2017 Sep 19;18(1):177. doi: 10.1186/s13059-017-1317-9.


Inheritance of DNA methylation states from gametes determines genomic imprinting in mammals. A new study shows that repressive chromatin in oocytes can also confer imprinting.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chromatin / genetics
  • Chromatin / metabolism
  • DNA Methylation
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental
  • Genomic Imprinting*
  • Histone Code*
  • Humans


  • Chromatin